Archive: Dana White

Jan 30, 2014 7:18 am

Roy Nelson insists NSAC bid is not for publicity

UFC heavyweight contender, Roy Nelson, recently applied for Keith Kizer’s vacant seat as the executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), a move he insists was not a publicity stunt. “Big Country” told ‘UFC Tonight‘s’ Ariel Helwani that his desire for the position is all about opportunity, stating that if it were to...

Jan 30, 2014 6:19 am

Pena Teammate Defends Gym To White, Puts Injury Blame Elsewhere

Dana White is ‘disgusted’ with the team and training camp of TUF winner, Julianna Pena. The top 10 female bantamweight is not only injured, but apparently she’s out for about two-years with a really damaged knee she suffered in training. White called for her to find a new training home on twitter, but one of...

Jan 30, 2014 5:52 am

Dana White ‘Disgusted’ With Pena Injury And Gym It Happened In

Unfortunate, some would even consider, tragic news hit us yesterday when we learned, TUF winner, Julianna Pena was forced out of her scheduled UFC 171 bout with a sever injury. That injury has gone from severe to catastrophic and the UFC boss explains why:

Jan 29, 2014 8:17 am

Dana White won’t say if UFC 169’s Mir vs. Overeem loser will have to leave town

UFC President Dana White is not sure if the loser of this weekend’s heavyweight bout between Frank Mir (16-8 MMA, 14-8 UFC) and Alistair Overeem (36-13 MMA, 1-2 UFC) will be handed a pink-slip from the organization. “It appears that way,” stated the UFC President Dana White to reporters on Monday. “I don’t ever like...

Jan 29, 2014 6:29 am

UFC Officials Expecting GSP To Return, But Ready To Move Forward Without Him

“I’m a huge Georges St-Pierre fan. I think all Canadians are. We’re really looking forward to see him back. I think he will come back. He may even come back in 2014, who knows? But one of the reasons we’re having this press conference and talking about the different things that we’re doing is because...

Jan 29, 2014 6:25 am

Dana White: ‘There’s nights I beat the casinos for $5 Million.’

“It’s the rush and excitement of all rushes. What would you do if you put a $50,000 hand up there and you have to split ‘em? There’s nights I beat the casinos for $5,000,000.” “I’m like, are you serious? We’re going to get killed (Hauling that kind of money out of a casino). They don’t...

Jan 28, 2014 12:44 pm

White Confirms Return To Abu Dhabi in 2014 Among Global Expansion Plans

The UFC has not returned to the UAE since their inaugural Abu Dhabi event in 2010. I remember it just like it was yesterday. UFC 112 was the event BJ Penn lost his UFC lightweight title and the first time we saw Anderson Silva act a little weird in a title defense. (Silva vs. Maia)...

Jan 28, 2014 11:10 am

The UFC Will Not Go To Mexico Without A Healed Up Cain Velasquez

UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez, has not seen the inside of a cage since his October TKO stoppage over career nemesis, Junior dos Santos. Now sidelined with a shoulder injury, the UFC’s heavyweight division is on hold, but not just that. The UFC’s planned trip, south of the border, into Mexico is also on hold,...

Jan 28, 2014 10:31 am

Dana White Harassed & Haggled By California Reporter At Media Luncheon

UFC President Dana White was involved in a rather heated back-and-forth conversation with reporter T.J. Simers, who decided to call out the Zuffa fight boss on a variety of different topics during yesterdays UFC 169 media luncheon. MMAWeekly’s  Erik Fontanez was on the scene and basically tweeted a live play-by-play of the comments and questions...

Jan 28, 2014 6:45 am

UFC Boss Supports TRT Ban

“The doctors came out and said they want to ban it? Well, that’s the answer. It’s legal in the sport. The commissions let you do it. You get an exemption, and you have to be monitored and all the stuff that’s going on, but if they’re going to do away with it? There you go....

Jan 28, 2014 6:41 am

Aldo Could Earn Shot At Pettis With UFC 169 Win

“I agree with you (Aldo’s done everything at featherweight). It’s tough for him to make that weight. And it wouldn’t be a bad idea that when Pettis comes back, for him (Aldo) and Pettis to fight. We were going to do that fight once at Aldo’s weight, it might not be a bad idea for...

Jan 27, 2014 10:23 am

.gif | Brock Lesnar’s Brutal F5 Against The Big Show At Royal Rumble

Everyone, ‘in the know’, is saying that Lesnar may actually return to the UFC. From Dana White, to his MMA coaching staff, the rumors running around look promising for Lesnar fans. However, while Brock is out of action, he’s still causing a ruckus under the WWE banner. Check out his latest F5 over ‘The Big...

Jan 24, 2014 12:10 pm

Dana White Plays Nice – Has Nothing Bad To Say About The NSAC

“I think the Nevada State Athletic Commission is atrocious. I think the governor needs to step in immediately before these guys destroy this sport like they did boxing.” That’s what, Dana White, said about the NSAC following the controversial GSP vs. Johny Hendricks decision. Fast forward just a few short months, and on the heels...

Jan 24, 2014 6:42 am

Dana Says Weidman #1 P4P Fighter With Belfort Win

It seems like just a few days ago the UFC boss was praising his bantamweight champion, Renan Barao. Dana even proclaimed him the pound-for-pound best fighter with a UFC 169 stoppage over Faber. Now Dana White is using the same lines when talking about his undefeated middleweight champ, Chris Weidman. Check it: “[If Weidman beats...

Jan 23, 2014 8:25 pm

Dana Chimes In On Bieber’s Arrest: ‘I’d be dead already if I was him’

Earlier today I was browsing CNN and noticed a Justin Bieber headline in my feed, I checked my social media and Bieber was there too. It was a strange day in that regard. Apparently, ‘The Bieb’, got arrested for DUI while drag racing his Lamborghini in Miami. He cussed out some cops,”I ain’t got no...

Jan 23, 2014 7:42 pm

Dana: ‘I used to beat the living $h!t out of Tito Ortiz’

As everyone knows, Dana White and Tito Ortiz, do not get a long and they haven’t for a very long time. This beef goes way back. Back in 2007, the UFC boss and Tito’s rivalry hit an all new height and the two were actually going to fight each other. UFC President Dana White got...

Jan 22, 2014 9:51 am

Soares: ‘I Wouldn’t Say Weidman Beat Silva, But He Won The Fight’

“Regardless, he won the fight. I wouldn’t say he beat him, but he won the fight. He won the competition and you have to congratulate him — what he’s done nobody’s ever been able to do, one of them is knock out Anderson Silva and the other thing is beat Anderson Silva twice. Nobody’s ever...

Jan 22, 2014 6:34 am

Dana White: Rousey’s Sportsmanship Different Than Richard Sherman

“Nope [I didn’t say anything to Ronda Rousey about not shaking Miesha Tate’s hand after UFC 168]. That was her own decision. It’s not about being an ungracious winner … Ronda said it best. She said, ‘I didn’t like her before the fight, I definitely don’t like her after the fight, and nobody is going...

Jan 21, 2014 12:47 pm

The UFC’s Good Guys: Former Champs who play nice

The UFC is sort of like teen-heart throb Justin Beiber. Some people (13-year-old girls) love the guy, while others (everyone else) find him rather obnoxious. The UFC and its main man Dana White have made their fair share of enemies over the years, whether it be disgruntled fighters, outraged fans or rival promotions. The most...

Jan 20, 2014 9:55 am

Dana White Not Letting Boxing Die, Hints At Future Involvement In Sport

With a producer credit on a reality series titled, “The Fighters”, UFC President Dana White is slowly putting his toes into the deep end of the boxing pool. Currently just testing out the waters, the UFC boss went on FOX Sports to explain his position with the sport of boxing and what his future in...

Jan 17, 2014 10:01 am

Former Champ Sylvia Sides With GSP, Blames Dana White For His Leave Too

We rarely hear from the former UFC heavyweight champion, Tim Sylvia, these days. In fact, the ‘Sylvia era’ is rarely even discussed among MMA fans and commentators. With the ever-growing strain in relationship between GSP and the UFC, Tim Sylvia took to twitter to back up the former welterweight champ. Check it: